The explosive growth of e-commerce, mobile and social media has completely altered the customer’s lifestyle and buying habits. Companies looking to ride the wave of digital transformation need to have a digital strategy in place in order to make the most out of their digital investments.It is equally important to have a sound understanding of the digital lifecycle and identify business processes which would benefit by going digital.
As was mentioned earlier this week, today is the day Drupal 8 becomes official and is released for public consumption. The last time CMS Report was given the opportunity to talk about a major Drupal release was in January 2011 with the release of Drupal 7. If you thought the three year waiting period from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 was long, waiting nearly half a decade for Drupal 8 certainly feels like a lifetime in the world of content management. During this cycle of development, Drupal's own open source community has evolved and its developers have introduced hundreds of changes into the Drupal content management platform.
Big data has become tremendously popular with businesses these days. It’s the latest buzz term that everyone seems to be using to indicate their willingness to use new technology to improve their companies. That doesn’t make it bad; it just means that it’s a clear trend many are eager to become a part of. In fact, its transformative effect is very real despite the tendency of businesses to refer to it as if it were a shiny new toy. As revolutionary as big data analytics has been in just the…
M-Files Corporation, a provider of solutions that dramatically improve how enterprises manage documents and other information, today announced the availability of the EBC Toolkit for M-Files, a set of utilities for making the implementation and maintenance of M-Files vaults easier and faster.
The Toolkit for M-Files, created by UK-based managed service provider EBC Group, is a set of utilities initially developed by EBC Group staff to support its consultants in M-Files implementations. The newly enhanced Toolkit for M-Files is now being licensed to both M-Files resellers and end-users as they in turn undertake similar projects.
SDL today announced that its industry-leading translation management system, SDL WorldServer, has been granted ISO27001 certification by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), validating the company’s commitment to information security best practices to create and support certified applications. This important designation assures SDL customers that their translation management applications were written and are supported with security in mind, whether their deployment is on premise or SaaS-based.
Analysts no longer slot open source software (OSS) as unique tracks, but rather prefer to group them with proprietary software, under a specific genre. With subscription models gaining ground, consumers caring about business functions and, not the technology that delivers it, the next wave of IT sourcing predicts well for open source adoption.
2015 is Hollywood’s big comeback! At least, that’s how it’s being reported.
After what was an absolutely dismal year at the box office in 2014, movie studios were anxious to see success when 2015 rolled around. The results so far? Fairly impressive for the most part, with box office revenue up and more movies becoming hits, and that’s without the can’t-miss pile of money sure to come from the new Star Wars movie due out before the end of the year. Hollywood may be breathing a sigh of relief, but this year’s returns may be masking a lingering problem -- people just aren’t going out to the movies like they used to. In just the past three years, the four largest film studios have lost billions of dollars on their big releases. Attracting audiences means releasing better films, and the key to making a better movie might just come from the recent advances in big data analytics.
These factors, all working in tandem, are all part of trend of using big data for business. It’s a revolutionary way of thinking, but one that studios need to adopt if they want to see their fortunes change. Marketing can get much smarter, movies can involve content people actually want to see, and studios can figure out how well a movie will do weeks or even months before its even released to the public.
Businesses are relying on big data more and more every year. Big data helps companies make more informed business decisions and discover new opportunities.
XO Communications has produced a infographic about the upcoming rise in unstructured data. This infographic shows that enterprises will have to be able to manage 50 times more information by 2020 and IT staff will only increase by 1.5%.
To even suggest that the construction and communication of a story could one day be taken over by computers can lead to eye rolling and dismissive scoffs. After all, storytelling is a uniquely human activity, one that requires creativity, emotion, and a connection with the human audience. At first glance, computer could never replicate such a thing, right? The conventional wisdom, however, might be off in this case. With the rise of big data, new ways to create and tell stories have been developed, leading many to rethink what they previously held to be true about the art of storytelling. As far-fetched as it may sound, big data analytics may one day become the most prominent way to tell a story, even if we don’t realize it.
Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has announced its support of UK software engineering company, Savant, in successfully completing an Oracle upgrade project for the National Health Service Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Hematos IIG System.